Boulder Ruckle

The Boulder Ruckle is the showpiece trad crag of Swanage, and getting-to-grips with a climb on it will be a highlight for many climbers\' who savour exhilarating climbing in an adventurous setting. The Ruckle, as it is affectionately known, runs westwards from Subluminal, unbroken for over a kilometre and, at over forty metres in height, it offers fear, exhilaration and many sensationally-positioned routes along its full length. The grade range from HS to E7 will appeal to many, however the seriousness of the free-hanging approach abseils, the difficulties of escape and broken finishes means that it is an option only for teams experienced in operating in this environment. Fortunately, protection possibilities are usually in good supply with the unrelenting steepness of the rock accounting for the grade on most climbs, rather than any great technical difficulty. So, for those in search of an adventurous mission, check the weather forecast, don a helmet, dust off the prusik loops and prepare to do battle on some extraordinary atmospheric classics with little likelihood of having to queue.


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
The Roaring Forties Lean Machine Wall 1 E2 5c
2
Sirius Lean Machine Wall 2 E3 5b
3
Wild at Heart Lean Machine Wall E4 6a
4
Punks in Power Lean Machine Wall 3 E6 6b
5
The Lean Machine Lean Machine Wall 3 E5 6a
6
Surge Control Lean Machine Wall 3 E5 6b
7
Buzz Cocked Lean Machine Wall 1 E6 6b
8
Green Machine Lean Machine Wall 2 E5 6a
9
The Roaring Boys Lean Machine Wall 3 E7 6b
10
Charge of the Wild Horsemen Lean Machine Wall E1 5b
11
Charge of the Light Brigade Lean Machine Wall E1 5b
1
Le Jaune Mechanique Ocean Boulevard Wall 1 E4 5c
2
Barracuda Ocean Boulevard Wall 3 E4 5c
3
Tuna Lick Ocean Boulevard Wall 1 E5 6a
4
Ocean Boulevard Ocean Boulevard Wall 3 E3 5b
5
Mother Africa Ocean Boulevard Wall 3 E4 6a
6
The Great Hunter House Milk Robbery Ocean Boulevard Wall 2 E5 6a
7
Wall of the Worlds Ocean Boulevard Wall 3 E5 6a
8
The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde Ocean Boulevard Wall 1 E3 5c
9
The Ramp Ocean Boulevard Wall HS 4a
10
Indian Pacific Ocean Boulevard Wall 2 E5 6a
11
The First Och Aye of the Tartan Army Ocean Boulevard Wall 1 E3 5b
12
Screaming Blue Messiah Ocean Boulevard Wall E4 6a
13
Queen of Carp Ocean Boulevard Wall E5 6b
1
Jericho Groove Aventura Area 1 HS 4b
2
Black Sunshine Aventura Area 1 HVS 5a
3
Dark Side of the Sun Aventura Area 2 E1 5b
4
Nassty Spider Aventura Area 1 E2 5c
5
Aventura Aventura Area 2 HVS 4c
6
Death is a Gift Aventura Area 1 HVS 5a
7
Judgement Day Aventura Area E2 5c
8
Bottomless Buttress Aventura Area 2 HS 4b
1
Silhouette Arete Relax and Swing Area 2 VS 4c
2
The Fin Relax and Swing Area 2 E5 6a
3
Cima Petite Relax and Swing Area 2 E4 6a
4
Sun Streets Relax and Swing Area 1 E2 5b
5
Snowdrop Relax and Swing Area 1 E1 5b
6
St Elmo's Firé Relax and Swing Area 2 E3 5c
7
Thunderball Relax and Swing Area 3 E1 5b
8
Jo Relax and Swing Area 3 HVS 5a
9
Thor Relax and Swing Area 1 HVS 5b
10
Relax and Swing Relax and Swing Area 3 E5 6a
11
Sardine Special Relax and Swing Area 1 E5 6b
12
Jug Index Relax and Swing Area 1 E4 6b
1
Future Primitive The Grim Reaper Area 1 E4 6b
2
The Asp The Grim Reaper Area 2 VS 4c
3
Prayers for Rain The Grim Reaper Area 1 E3 5c
4
The Grim Reaper The Grim Reaper Area 1 E1 5a
5
Alas, Poor Yorick The Grim Reaper Area 1 E4 6a
6
Scythe The Grim Reaper Area E3 5b
7
Razor Blade Smile The Grim Reaper Area 1 E5 6c
8
Blow the House Down The Grim Reaper Area 1 E3 5c
9
Gold Fever The Grim Reaper Area 1 E4 5c
1
Larus Buccaneer Area E1 5b
2
Joe 90 Buccaneer Area 2 E5 6a
3
Flying Finish Buccaneer Area 1 E2 5b
4
Billy Pigg Buccaneer Area 2 E1 5b
5
Rattler Buccaneer Area 2 E1 5b
6
Fish Supper Buccaneer Area 2 E3 5c
7
Sinbad Buccaneer Area 2 E1 5b
8
Mickey Mouse Buccaneer Area 3 E3 6a
9
Buccaneer Buccaneer Area 3 E2 5b
10
Cutlass Buccaneer Area 1 E5 6a
11
Bosun's Wall Buccaneer Area 1 HVS 5a
12
Sheerline Buccaneer Area 1 VS 4c
1
Diagonal Finale Groove Area 1 HVS 5a
2
High Tide and Green Grass Finale Groove Area 1 VS 5a
3
No Diagonal Finale Groove Area 1 HVS 5a
4
Koo-koo Finale Groove Area 1 E2 5c
5
RIP Finale Groove Area 1 HVS 4c
6
Headstone Finale Groove Area 2 E3 6a
7
Wide Awake in America Finale Groove Area 2 E6 6b
8
Sweet and Sour Finale Groove Area 1 VS 4c
9
Boatpusher's Arete Finale Groove Area 2 E5 6a
10
Finale Groove Finale Groove Area 3 HVS 4c
11
'B' Line Finale Groove Area 2 VS 5a
12
Buzz Light Year Finale Groove Area 2 E1 5b
13
Sweet SA Finale Groove Area 2 VS 5a
14
All Guns Blazing Finale Groove Area 1 E3 6a
15
Sea Lion Finale Groove Area 1 HVS 5a
16
The Heidelberg Creature Finale Groove Area 2 HVS 4c
17
Children of the Sun Finale Groove Area 2 E2 5b
1
The Tool Marmolata Area 2 E2 5b
2
The Tool (The Bad Workman Finish) Marmolata Area E3 5b
3
Man or Muppet Marmolata Area 1 E2 5c
4
Bert and Ernie Marmolata Area 2 E2 5b
5
Tatra Marmolata Area 2 E1 5b
6
Marmolata Arete Marmolata Area 1 E4 6a
7
Marmolata Buttress Marmolata Area 2 E3 5c
8
Marmolata Combination Marmolata Area 2 E1 5b
9
Director's Groove/Ashes and Diamonds Combination Marmolata Area 1 HVS 5a
1
Director's Groove Lightning Wall Area 1 HVS 5a
2
Lightning Wall Lightning Wall Area 3 HVS 5a
3
Elysium Lightning Wall Area 3 E1 5b
4
Brisingamen Lightning Wall Area 1 E5 6b
5
Singing Winds Lightning Wall Area 2 E4 6a
6
Dune Dust Lightning Wall Area 3 E4 6a
7
Thunder Groove Lightning Wall Area 2 HVS 5b
8
Gypsy Lightning Wall Area 3 E2 5b
9
Waltz Lightning Wall Area 2 E5 6b
10
Strongbow Lightning Wall Area 3 E1 5b
11
Vortices Lightning Wall Area 2 E2 5c
12
The Mace Lightning Wall Area 2 E5 6b
13
The Adventures of Portland Bill Lightning Wall Area 3 E2 5b
14
Aquarius Lightning Wall Area 2 E3 5c
15
Montezuma Lightning Wall Area 1 E5 6a
16
Acapulco Lightning Wall Area 2 E4 6a
17
The Planet Lightning Wall Area 2 E3 5c
18
White Dwarf Lightning Wall Area 1 E2 5c
19
Ximenes Lightning Wall Area 3 E2 5c
20
Gimcrack Lightning Wall Area 1 VS 4b
1
October Lady Old Faithful Area 2 E1 5b
2
Ice Queen Old Faithful Area 2 E5 6a
3
Sun King Old Faithful Area 2 E4 6a
4
Jasper Old Faithful Area 1 HVS 4c
5
Via Concordia Old Faithful Area 1 E2 5b
6
Nunentity Old Faithful Area 2 HVS 5a
7
Big Bertha Old Faithful Area 1 E2 5c
8
Old Faithful Old Faithful Area 2 VS 4c
9
Baker's Dozen Old Faithful Area 1 VS 5a
10
Argo Old Faithful Area 2 HVS 5a
11
The Golden Fleece Old Faithful Area 2 HVS 5a
12
Moose's Tooth Old Faithful Area 2 E3 6a
1
Behemoth Behemoth Area 3 HVS 5a
2
Soul Sacrifice Behemoth Area 3 E3 5c
3
On Life's Edge Behemoth Area 1 E5 6a
4
White Horse Behemoth Area 1 E2 5b
5
Kingdom Come Behemoth Area 2 E6 6b
6
Dublin Packet Behemoth Area 2 HVS 5b
7
Anger is an Energy Behemoth Area 1 E5 6b
8
Sparky Behemoth Area 1 E5 6b
9
Let the Punka Burn Behemoth Area 1 E3 6a
10
Too Precious Behemoth Area 2 E6 6b
11
Prudence Behemoth Area 2 HVS 5b
12
Ganymede Behemoth Area 2 E1 5b
13
Galileo Behemoth Area E3 5c
14
In the Heat of the Night Behemoth Area 1 E1 5c
15
Callisto Behemoth Area 1 HVS 5b
1
Insectitude Airy Legs Area 1 VS 4c
2
Airy Legs Airy Legs Area 2 VS 4c
3
Insecticide Airy Legs Area 1 E2 5b
4
Nutcracker Exit II Airy Legs Area 2 HVS 4c
5
Warriors Airy Legs Area 2 E1 5b
6
War Airy Legs Area 2 E1 5b
7
Intersection Airy Legs Area 2 S 4a
8
The Nutcracker Traverse Airy Legs Area 1 S 4a
9
Subnutcracker Airy Legs Area 1 HS 4a
10
The Long Goodbye Airy Legs Area 1 HVS 4c
11
Seventh Wave Airy Legs Area 2 VS 5a
12
Second Sight Airy Legs Area 1 VS 5a

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